State of the sector – help us to help you

In 2013 we carried out a survey among Surrey’s Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector (VCFS) to identify the needs and trends of Surrey’s communities and the sector’s role in meeting those needs. That survey revealed a number of overarching factors driving change in communities across Surrey and nationally. Changes such as an ageing population, the economic downturn, the localisation agenda and a reduction in … Read More

Mind the gap!

Voluntary, community, faith, service user and carer groups in south west Surrey with an interest in health and social care, are invited to ‘Mind the Gap!’ at the next Voice Network roadshow event in June. The Voice Network was set up by Healthwatch Surrey to allow a wide range of organisations to share their views on health and social care. … Read More

Community Hubs Update

Community Hubs Update from Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust A ‘one-stop shop’ Our community mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages will be moving to a number of new locations to improve the services we offer. We will keep a presence in each of Surrey’s boroughs and in North East Hampshire. We will continue to … Read More

Surrey Law Centre

The Surrey Law Centre is a registered Charity which was established in 2001 and which has been helping the disadvantaged and vulnerable people of Surrey gain access to justice. They aim to offer you a warm welcome, quickly identify your needs and provide a non discriminatory service to you. They will also quickly signpost you to another appropriate service if … Read More

Community Improvements Fund

The Community Improvements Fund has now gone live, please pass this information onto local groups who want to apply for funding for their capital projects. Most of the criteria is the same as last year – for grants between £10,000 and £30,000 – but applicants must have all their permissions in place and three comparable itemised quotes for their projects … Read More

The Lloyds Bank Foundation

  The Lloyds Bank Foundation receives ongoing and sustainable funding from Lloyds Banking Group. Lloyd’s funding programmes offer short and long term grants. Support is adapted to the needs of small and medium sized charities that are committed to delivering work which breaks or prevents cycles of disadvantage.  Applications are now open.  Click here for details on how to apply, … Read More

The Youth Fund

The Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging, and those who are most vulnerable. The Fund supports organisations which work with young people in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential. Size of award: … Read More